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  • High schooler who was homeless for THREE YEARS after his mother died graduates top of his class

    07/04/2016 1:28:34 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4 July 2016 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    A Texas high schooler left homeless after the death of his mom has graduated top of his class and even won a full college scholarship. Liyjon DeSilva was just five years old when he lost his mother, and spent the next few years living with between different relatives until he was finally just abandoned. But even while he was spending his nights sleeping in parking lots or on park benches in southwest Houston, Texas he never considered missing school.
  • Valedictorian bound for Yale on a full scholarship reveals she is an illegal immigrant

    06/10/2016 5:41:25 AM PDT · by orchestra · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/10/2016 | Wills Robinson
    (Full Headline) Texas high school valedictorian bound for Yale on a full scholarship reveals she is an illegal immigrant in her graduation speech A Texas high school valedictorian has revealed she is an illegal immigrant in her graduation speech. Larissa Martinez told classmates at McKinney Boyd High School that she was one of the 11million undocumented citizens living in the United States after she fled her abusive and alcoholic father in Mexico. The 18-year-old, who has been offered a full scholarship to Yale, said she decided against giving her classmates the 'traditional Hallmark version' of the speech and instead opted...
  • Arizona college imposes mandatory fee to fund scholarship for illegal immigrants

    04/06/2016 7:07:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Malia Zimmerman
    <p>A private college in Arizona is charging students a fee to fund a scholarship for illegal immigrants, a controversial move supporters say gives a hand to those who need it but anti-illegal immigration advocates call irresponsible.</p> <p>Prescott College is tacking a $30 annual fee onto its $28,000 annual tuition to establish an annual scholarship for “undocumented” students, as part of a policy first proposed by students and faculty from the undergraduate and Social Justice and Human Rights Master of Arts divisions. While students can opt out of paying the fee, if they do nothing it will be automatically imposed. Backers say it helps reverse what they call Arizona’s reputation as a “national example of discriminatory politics.”</p>
  • On this “Natural Born Citizen” Issue, Part I: From Alexander Hamilton to Lynch v. Clarke

    01/12/2016 3:53:27 PM PST · by Idaho_Cowboy · 42 replies
    Red State ^ | May 21, 2012 | Jake Walke
    No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President... -Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution This is a passage that has weighed heavily upon us in recent years. There are those among us, known commonly as "Birthers" who dispute the eligibility of various politicians to be President or Vice-President of the United States. The most popular target of the Birthers is Barack Obama, of course, but of late, Birthers have been training their sights on...
  • Ben Carson's meeting with top army general in Detroit reportedly doesn't match records

    11/10/2015 4:10:32 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 92 replies
    MLive ^ | November 07, 2015 | David Muller | dmuller@mlive.com
    DETROIT, MI - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson's account of being offered a full scholarship at West Point was called into question this week after the military academy said he never applied to the school. Carson admitted Friday that he never applied to West Point. Rather, the neurosurgeon from Detroit said he was informally offered a scholarship by a top U.S. Army general, but decided not to pursue it. However, The Detroit News reports that the encounter Carson was referring to, and that is described in his best-selling 1990 autobiography "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story," does not match historical...
  • VIDEO: Ben Carson Press Conference On Alleged False Claims

    11/06/2015 5:01:06 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 64 replies
    Ben Carson ^ | 11-6-15 | Ben Carson
    November 6, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson addressed the media this evening on the alleged false claims he made in his book, "Gifted Hands", including that he received a full scholarship offer to West Point and that he allegedly tried to stab a friend and hit his mother with a hammer. He got pretty testy with the reporters... youtube.com/watch?v=_6lrvu5y-d8
  • Ben Carson admits fabricating West Point scholarship

    11/06/2015 8:33:42 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 559 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/06/2015 | Kyle Cheney
    Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The academy has occupied a central place in Carson’s tale for years. According to a story told in Carson’s book, “Gifted Hands,” the then-17 year old was introduced in 1969 to Gen. William Westmoreland, who had just ended his command of U.S. forces in Vietnam, and the two dined together. That meeting, according to Carson’s telling, was followed by a “full scholarship” to...
  • Win Scholarship $-TX Energy Council; Energy in Depth’s Everley-UNT’s Ozone Study; WV Coal & NatGas

    10/26/2015 2:42:38 PM PDT · by RaceBannon
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 10/25/15 | The Jacki Daily Show
    Today, Glenn Gantt of the TX Energy Council tells us all about the college scholarships they are giving away to students entering the energy sector, especially petroleum and chemical engineers.Then, Steve Everley of Energy In Depth talks about the Obama Administration's new ozone rules and why we should look carefully at who funds the studies to support this policy. Then, we talk with Rob Capehart, former Secretary of Tax and Revenue for WV about how coal and natural gas funds most of the state budget, and job retraining for coal miners who transition to natural gas extraction.
  • What Was Ted Cruz like at Harvard?

    03/30/2015 4:19:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | March 30, 2015 | Metro.us
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz loved to argue as a Harvard student and boasted he'd get the best grades in his class, only to lose out to two other classmates. In a series of exclusive interviews with Metro, several of his former classmates painted a complex portrait of the Tea Party's most beloved presidential candidate. Laurence Tribe, a longtime Harvard law professor, said Cruz took his constitutional law class, challenged his teacher in interesting and "invariably right-leaning" ways at every turn. Tribe said Cruz bragged to many of his classmates that he would receive the highest grade in the class, which...
  • Educated voter---scholarship vote needed

    01/08/2015 4:46:04 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 1 replies
    Wyzant ^ | 1/8/2015 | Dough Ricchini
    How Education Has Empowered Me What is education? There are many who would say that an education is merely an entity that is to be possessed and others who say that it is only a means to move forward in the world, however I believe that education is a key, a key to freedom. Nelson Mandela once said "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world", I truly agree with the wise words of Mr. Mandela and hope that one day I can use my education to do great things. When I was young...
  • Michael Brown Scholarship Fund Will Honor Late Teen's Legacy, Help Siblings Attend College

    08/25/2014 7:24:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 21, 2014 | Kimberly Yam
    One organization is working to not only honor the achievements and legacy of the late Michael Brown, but to also help his younger siblings achieve what he didn't have the chance to. Brown, the unarmed black teen who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, earlier this month, was a recent high school graduate. He was scheduled to start classes at Vatterott College on Aug. 11, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, but was killed two days prior. The Wisconsin Hope Lab -- a program that researches ways to minimize barriers for students of all backgrounds...
  • EXCLUSIVE: University Caught Excluding Whites, Males from Scholarships

    05/19/2014 11:32:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | May 19, 2014 | Ryan Lovelace, The College Fix
    Butler University has awarded endowed scholarships on the basis of race and gender, The College Fix has learned. Butler removed the listing of all endowed scholarships, totaling approximately $2.4 million, from the university website before the 2013-2014 school year after inquiry from a parent of a prospective student. The ScholarshipsThe “race-conscious” scholarships Butler has offered include scholarships that are only awarded to African-American students, an award limited to “a female student of Hispanic descent,” an award limited to “a woman of Indian descent” (unless Butler cannot find one) and an award that declares, “Preference will be given to Caucasian undergraduates...
  • Obama Offers High School Seniors $30,000+ to Snoop for NSA

    11/18/2013 6:00:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    Obama is offering high school seniors $30,000 a year for college tuition, PLUS a job, housing, transportation and a galore of other benefits. Apparently, Obama is having a hard time finding youths willing to spy on their friends, so he’s upping the ante. NSA.Gov currently has a “job” posted for young people who are desperate for a job, thanks to Obama’s lackluster recovery. Under “Careers” and “Opportunities for You,” the NSA has this posting with a bold red alert notice at the top: “Notice: Stokes Scholarship Application Deadline extended until 30 November 2013.” The objective of this job is ambiguous....
  • Radio host offers Trayvon Martin’s friend, Rachel Jeantel, full ride to black college of her choice

    07/16/2013 5:29:52 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 113 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 16 Jul 2013 | Chuck Ross
    On his radio program Tuesday, radio host Tom Joyner announced that he would fully pay for Rachel Jeantel to attend a historically black college or university of her choice. Jeantel is the friend of Trayvon Martin who was the last person to speak to him before his February 2012 death and the star witness in the trial against George Zimmerman. Joyner told Jeantel on his radio program early Tuesday, “if you want to graduate from high school, and go to an HBCU…if you want to do that, I want to help you do that.” Jeantel is currently 19 years old...
  • Bill Seeks To Reopen 9/11 Scholarships Funded By Calif.’s Specialty License Plates

    04/25/2013 5:36:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    ap ^ | April 25, 2013 5:15 PM
    Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Rocklin, introduced SB384 to reinstate the 9-11 Memorial Scholarship Program, after an investigation by The Associated Press and a subsequent review by the state auditor found it was poorly administered. The state collected more than $15 million from selling specialty memorial license plates, but only a sliver of it went to the scholarships. As the AP found, the auditor said the state did not meet its statutory deadline to notify the family members of Sept. 11 victims by the July 2003 deadline prescribed in the law. The state did so only in April 2005, just three months...
  • Trayvon Martin scholarship to be awarded today to local student (Want repeal of Stand-Your-Ground)

    01/21/2013 2:47:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | January 17, 2013,
    DAYTONA BEACH -- The parents of Trayvon Martin are presenting a scholarship in their son's name during a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Daytona Beach. Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin were scheduled to join attorney Benjamin Crump for Thursday's annual banquet, hosted by Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration for Florida, Inc., at the Hilton Oceanfront Hotel to honor the civil rights leader. Trayvon's parents planned to present the scholarship to a local high-school senior. Crump is giving the keynote address. Trayvon Martin would have graduated from high school this year...
  • Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship 2012 (Application Deadline: December 31, 2012)

    11/28/2012 2:25:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 3 replies
    ScholarshipExperts.com ^ | ScholarshipExperts.com
    Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship 2012 ScholarshipExperts.com is now offering the Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship in 2012. One scholarship recipient will be chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship Applicants must: • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2018) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education • Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the topic: Imagine that your high school/college has been overrun with...
  • UCLA scholarship for Sean 'Diddy' Combs' son raises eyebrows

    06/01/2012 11:01:38 AM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/1/12 | Kate Mather
    When Justin Combs turned 16, his father, hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, gave him a $360,000 silver Maybach. When Justin Combs decided to play football in college, UCLA gave him a $54,000 scholarship. As UCLA confirmed this week that the recent graduate of New York's New Rochelle Iona Prep would enroll on a full athletic scholarship, some questioned if the cash-strapped school should pay for the education of the son of a man worth an estimated $475 million — and whether the 18-year-old should have accepted the offer.
  • $3M of California's 9/11 license plate fund meant for victim's families raided..

    05/29/2012 8:42:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    AP ^ | May 29, 2012 | Staff
    After the 2001 terrorist attacks, California lawmakers sought a way to channel the patriotic fervour and use it to help victims' families and law enforcement. Their answer: specialty memorial license plates emblazoned with the words, 'We Will Never Forget.' Part of the money raised through the sale of the plates was to fund scholarships for the children of California residents who perished in the attacks, while the majority - 85 per cent - was to help fund anti-terrorism efforts. But an Associated Press review of the $15 million collected since lawmakers approved the 'California Memorial Scholarship Program' shows only a...
  • U.S. Born Terror Boss Anwar al-Awlaki killed

    09/30/2011 4:04:13 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 57 replies
    Terror mastermind and senior Al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki is dead a senior U.S. official confirms. Al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Islamic militant cleric who became a prominent figure in Al-Qaeda's most active branch, using his fluent English and Internet savvy to draw recruits to carry out attacks in the United States, was killed Friday in the mountains of Yemen, American and Yemeni officials said. excerpt - Yemeni security officials and local tribal leaders said al-Awlaki was killed in an air strike on his convoy that they believed was carried out by the Americans. They said pilotless drones had been seen over the...